Dan waxes nostalgic with Wild East Brewing Company Moderance, an English pub ale, as his eighteenth beer from the NYS Craft Beer Box.
STYLE: English Pale Ale (Extra Special Bitter – ESB)
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce cans, Draft
Stats above taken from the brewery’s can, website, and Untappd.
Burnt orange in color with a creamy, white head.
Fruity and earthy esters hit first with an herbal hop note.
Breadiness and fruitiness from the malt meats the earthy and herbal notes form hops, finishing slightly bittersweet.
Medium body with a soft mouthfeel and it coats the palate.
English pub fare all the way like Shepherd’s Pie or you can go with a burger as well. This brew was so nostalgic for me, as English styles are amongst those that began my exploration into beer. I could definitely see myself having a couple of these while watching some soccer or at happy hour after a long day of work.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.